Friendly City Food Co-op spent several years in development and raising awareness to open a community-owned grocery store downtown. After working with a consultant specializing in store development, the Co-Op hired Blue Ridge Architects to implement plans for repurposing a former grocery store, produce drawings and specifications, and provide construction phase services. We also helped build a project delivery team that included engineers, a contractor and other consultants as needed. The result is a friendly, light-filled space for shopping downtown.